Leave it to Hand Bells to Ring in Mother’s Day

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Treat your mother to the serene sounds of the Crown City Ringers handbell choir this Sunday in celebration of Mother’s Day where beauty awaits in song and free bouquets of flowers.“A Walk in the Garden” A Spring Handbell Concert is hosted by the Pasadena Presbyterian Church and performed by the talented Crown City Rollers, comprised of professional musicians and handbell hobbyists.“The inspiration stems from the idea of what you would see if you were to walk in a garden. Everything is connected through the idea of Spring,” said Artistic Director of Crown City Ringers, F. Thomas Simpson, who also directs the Van Etten handbell choir at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.With 10 people total in the bell choir amassing the duties of 80 bells arranged in seven octaves, the Crown City Ringers truly have a show to be seen. The level of showmanship is a must-see all in its own.“We play on seven octaves of bells which is the largest in existence,” said Simpson.It’s not everyday that your ears are graced with the soft sounds of harmonized bells inspired by the beauty of Spring. According to Bob Thomas, Director of Admission at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, this performance is a special show for families.“Handbell groups are a fascinating way to listen to music. It’s unique and there is just something that is pleasant and pleasing about watching people ring the bells,” explained Thomas.The Ringers will perform 12 selections including a soloist singing the classic tune “Over The Rainbow” accompanied by chimes and cymbells to deliver the signature Crown City Ringers sound.A complimentary bouquet of flowers will be handed out at the church as a token of appreciation for all of the shining moms out there this Mother’s Day.“A Walk in the Garden” A Spring Handbell Concert is May 8 at Pasadena Presbyterian Church located at 585 E Colorado Blvd at 4:00 p.m.The event is free with a suggested donation of $12.For more information visit www.ppc.net and www.crowncityringers.com. Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News Subscribe Religious Music Leave it to Hand Bells to Ring in Mother’s Day From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 11:44 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Alabama’s First Lady visits county elementary schools

first_img Sponsored Content Third graders at Pike County Elementary School and Banks Primary School had a very important visitor on Wednesday.Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley visits with Banks student Gage Horn Wednesday.And, they felt very important themselves because it’s not often that someone as notable as Alabama’s First Lady visits the school, said Anita Grant, PCES principal.“We are very honored and excited to have Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley visit our school,” Grant said. “I think this is the first time a First Lady has visited our school so this is a very special occasion for us.” Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Bentley read to the students at both schools.Alabama’s First Lady chose, “The Marshmallow Incident” by popular children’s author, Judi Barrett, to read to the third-graders at PCES and “Night in the Barn” by Faye Gibbons for the students at Banks Primary.“Faye Gibbons is an Alabama author and I like to promote Alabama authors and I like to promote Alabama,” Bentley told the students. “And, I love to learn more about Alabama.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Alabama’s First Lady visits county elementary schools She took time to talk to the students about what it’s like to be Alabama’s First Lady and the Governor’s wife.“I’m the Governor’s helper,” she said. “My husband wants more jobs for Alabama and we have dinners and other events that will help us get those jobs. I help him with those events.”Bentley said that, as First Lady, she has an agenda and that is reading.“I love children and I want to encourage children to read,” she said. “I enjoy reading myself.” Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel In response to a student’s question, Bentley said that being the First Lady was, at first, “overwhelming.”“I didn’t know what to do but, I’ve been the First Lady for three years and I know more,” she said. “I’ve gotten to travel with my husband, the Governor, and we’ve been to London, France, Germany and South Korea. I’ve learned a lot from those travels.”Bentley talked to the children about living in Montgomery, the state’s capital city.She told them that her husband, Gov. Robert Bentley, works at the capitol building on Dexter Avenue and they live in the Governor’s Mansion on Perry Street.“Some people think that we are rich because we live in a mansion,” Bentley said. “But, the mansion is not our house. It belongs to the people of Alabama.”She told the students that they can tour the Governor’s Mansion on certain days if prior arrangements have been made.Bentley said the mansion is a large house with a big yard with many camellias, which are the state flower.“What the children who visit the mansion like the most is the swimming pool, which is shaped like the state of Alabama,” she said.The students had many questions for Alabama’s First Lady. Many of her answers surprised the children but none as much as the answer to “How much money do you make?”“There are a lot of people who don’t have jobs,” Bentley said in response. “When Gov. Bentley was elected, he promised that he would not take any money until the unemployment is zero. So, we work for free.”Bentley visited the Pike County elementary schools at the invitation of Donna Horn, whose daughter, Angie Horn Stalnaker, is the Governor’s political consultant, and whose grandson, Gage Horn, is a third-grader at Banks Primary School. Email the author You Might Like Artist reception tonight at Johnson Center The Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy will host a public reception for the Walter Black and Mose… read more Skip By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2013last_img read more